What are some creative ideas for a painting company to generate new business?


4 Creative Ways to Grow A painters Pittsburgh Business
Building a profitable business hinges on more than just a loyal customer base. Being able to grow the company takes time and creativity. However, a nudge in the right direction does not hurt either.

4. Realtors and Wholesalers

Working with realtors and wholesale real estate investors can be a boon for a painters company. Moreover, they work with multiple properties at one time. There will be plenty of jobs large and small to go around. Not to mention, as their business increases the likelihood that your growth will happen as well.

3. Advertise with HomeOwners Associations

As many homeowners will attest, the yearly inspection by their association can be more than a hassle. Especially, as emails or letters arrive with a list of repairs that are needed. Since, the notices are given to every homeowner in the community, having a small advertisement inside can give exclusive first access to potential clients who are already in need of your services.

2. Referral Discounts

Offering a little something in the way of a discount is a terrific way to generate more business for a painters company. Happy customers will naturally speak about your company to the people they know. However, a little reduction in the cost of future services also encourages them to come back and schedule additional projects.

1. Offer More Value

Potential clients like to see the value of the deal they are getting. Drywall repair, graffiti removal, maintenance painting, etc., are companion services that can be offered where applicable. Being able to provide additional services increases your company’s value to the client.

Even offering a free estimate can add perceived value to clients.

Finding a creative way to generate new business for your painters does not have to be expensive. Start with these four tips, and your company will soon be growing by leaps and bounds.

What Every Paint Contractor Should Never Do

paint supervisor
So you’ve hired a team. They claim they know what they’re doing. They probably do. But that’s not the point.

A painter should never leave a job unattended by experienced supervision.

What do I mean by that?

Well, you need someone you can trust who has the experience to do the job to watch over your crew and make sure quality, safety, and efficiency are being followed at all times.

When the cats away, the mice play. This holds true for most things and the paint business seems to have its share of mice from what I’ve experienced.

Look, good help is hard to find. Self supervising construction workers are even harder to find. So why risk it.

If you don’t have anyone you trust to supervise, then the jobs on you till you find someone.

Not having a trusted supervisor is a big mistake. So do yourself a favor and spend some time finding the perfect supervisor and you’ll go a long ways to making a good reputation for yourself in the industry.

Here’s a company that I found that has excellent supervisors and is doing fantastic managing their paint jobs.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back with more helpful tips for small business owners.

Getting Your Concrete Business Started On the Right Foot


Starting any business is hard. But starting a concrete business, in my opinion, is super hard. Especially if you don’t do it right.

You see a concrete contractor has tons of things he’s got to worry about in addition to the basics of starting a business. For starters, you have to pick a target market for your particular masonry skills. Get this wrong and you’ll take two steps forward and two-steps back. This then dictates what sort of equipment you need to get going.

Best advice I’ve seen work for small concrete businesses is to start small. What do I mean by small? Well don’t go landing some major corporation gig right out the gate. Residential is probably a good place to get your feet wet. Then work your way into some small mom and pop shops. Maybe hit a small parking lot or two. Then go up from there. The point is you’re going to run into all sorts of problems and small jobs tend to have small problems. Problems cost money and money is something you don’t have starting out.

Incorporate. This way you’ll be able to land the necessary licensing and insurance. You need this. We won’t go into details here. Best to get a lawyer to go over what you need and also contact your state and ask what your local regs say about this.

Well that’s all for this one. Be back with more tips for small business.